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New item in shop: foil sticker flakes

New item in shop: foil sticker flakes

After about a month of testing, printing and learning how to use the foiling tool. I am finally ready to reveal the full package of my newest sticker set! This time, it is in the form of sticker flakes vs a sticker sheet. These stickers are in a frosty matte, which are semi-transparent and are die cut. I have always loved anything to do with space, and the planets. These were designed and drawn by me in illustrator. I took some liberties to the way the planets looked of course – hopefully you’ll love the colors and designs I came up with, the sun was the last to be included in this set, and I love how the gold adds a regal look!! Celestial stickers are always a must!!

There are 11 stickers total – with gold metallic foiling on top. Each stickers are in various sizes. I’m pretty pumped about how these came out! They are now up on our shop!



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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Supplies for wedding invites

Supplies for wedding invites

Hey guys, we finished our first workshop at POP SHOP: DIY Wedding this past weekend. I just wanted to share some supplies that I recommend using when making invites!

supplies

 

1. Tape Runner. I love love using a tape runner – you can’t feel the adhesive when layering which is awesome. Don’t deal with messy spray glues, the tape runner is perfect and has easy replacement cartridges.

2. Paper Cutter. Why give yourself headaches with scissors or other hand tools. I love my cutters! Random fact: I have 2, one large full size and a travel size cutter.

3. Bakers Twine. Nowadays you can pick this up anywhere in variety of colors. Etsy and Paper Source carry them in different colors!

4. Heat Tool. I have a Martha Stewart heat tool for embossing. You can get these at Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Paper Source. Hint hint if you want a pretty teal one go to Paper Source!

5. Embossing Powder. You can get a variety of colors and brands of powders. Depending if you want a metallic, glitter or plain solid colors – you can find them all at Paper Source. Make sure it is labeled EMBOSSING POWDER. Usually comes in a small container and sorted near normal glitter so read the label carefully. You can save on powder and reuse the excess with the help of a tray to catch any extra powder.

6. Ink Pads. OK This is the most important item on this list. In order to emboss correctly you want SLOW drying ink! I almost only ever use Tsukineko’s VersaMark. You can get this amazing ink pad at JoAnn’s, Michaels etc… The slow drying ink pads are usually with a black case. We want slow to give you enough time to apply the powder and add heat to the design.

7. Stamps! Rubber stamps are addicting to collect and fun to play with.

8. Vellum Paper. For creative layering and helps add elegance to your piece.

9. Card Stock. I love combining soft white or off white text paper with kraft cover paper. You can play around with colors and weights.

10. Full Sheet Labels. You can buy full label sheets and print out your address labels. I cut mine into strips which you can see here.

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

My wedding invites

My wedding invites

I’m such a paper freak, and one of my favorite things about my wedding had to have been designing the invitations! You have seen my saved the dates and pictures of my wedding – now check out the break down of the invitations!

Again, our colors were Tiffany Blue and silver with a hint of organic paper bag to tie in the theme! I have been into embossing for awhile now and was able to find the perfect blend of silver embossing powder for the invites. I also had fun coming up with a way to showcase the map, reception card and rsvp card. I also always line my envelopes – nothing brings together a design than a pop of texture or color in the envelope! The gatefolds made it easy to keep my pieces organized and I made bands to keep the fold enclosed!

 

This post was written by:

mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com